ERIC Number: ED336307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Culture in the Classroom.
Emphasizing that the topic of culture in the classroom is always present, this chapter from a book on the teaching of adults, explores the meanings and relevance of both concepts of "culture" and "ethnicity" especially as they have significance for the learning situation. It is noted that a sensitive awareness of cultural differences should be implicitly embedded within each course of study, program and attitude, and shared by teacher and student alike. For the teacher of adults, the implications of culture in the classroom includes being aware that the teacher is always teaching more than the content. It is from this notion that several concrete suggestions are drawn, including: offering students a choice in addressing the teacher and doing the same for them; learning to pronounce students names; and being sensitive to current political situations. A 23-item list of references and 13 additional reading suggestions are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Chapter 3 from the book "The Craft of Teaching Adults" edited by Thelma Barer-Stein and James A. Draper.